The first question you have to ask yourself when you read a title like the one above is: What is the definition of a ‘hardcore vaper’? Is it someone who chain-vapes their E-cig all day and night? Or perhaps it’s someone who owns 50 E-cigarettes and bucket-loads of E-Liquid?
So just to be crystal clear, a hardcore vaper, for the purposes of this article, is a person who takes vaping seriously, and is what is considered to be a ‘vaping hobbyist.’
Having clarified that from the get go, let’s go ahead and look at 5 things that distinguish a ‘hardcore vaper’ from just a ‘vaper’…
1: You Aren’t Satisfied With Just One Mod…You Need To Own At Least 20
For those of you who don’t know, ‘mods’ are the battery powered box you put your E-Juice tank on (cartomizer) in order to vape. There are hundreds of mods on the market today, including variable wattage/voltage devices, regulated mods and others, all delivering power to your E-Cig. While a vaper only actually needs one such device, hardcore vapers, due to their obsession with vaping, have many, even though most of them do exactly the same job, not to mention stacks of 18650 batteries which they switch out within their devices when they run out of power. And this leads us neatly to number 2…
2: Your Desk/Vape Cabinet Is Full Of ‘18650’ Batteries, And Chargers
The mods we spoke about in number one usually have some kind of magnetic door, which allows you to switch out batteries when your power is drained. While a ‘normal’ vaper may have one or possibly two spare 18650s, hardcore vapers tend to have a bunch of them, usually strewn around wherever it is they keep their vaping hardware. These batteries are best charged externally, and not by plugging a mini-USB cord into the device itself. Some prefer the brown LGs while others swear by the green Sonys. Either way, you know you’ve found a true hardcore vaper when you see ten, twenty or even more 18650s, of various colors, all about the place.
3: You Own Loads Of Tanks, Which Are All Half Full With Some E-Liquid, But You Don’t Remember Which
Any self-respecting hardcore vaper owns numerous tanks. It all starts with one, as you switch out coils and different E-Liquids when you get bored of one particular flavor. Then, one day, as your compulsive obsession with vaping grows, you decide you’ll spend cash that you don’t really have to order the latest ‘sub-ohm’ tank that was produced in China. Many hardcore vapers own literally tens of tanks, as well as numerous packets of replacement stock coils to go in them. Many such die-hard vapers will have their various ‘ADVs’ in theses tanks, and the most hardcore of the hardcore will have dedicated ADV tanks. But what does ‘ADV’ stand for?…
4: You Are Obsessed With Your ‘ADVs’ And Would Gladly Battle A Lion To Get Them
We mentioned ‘ADVs’ in number three, and any self-respecting hardcore vaper knows precisely what that abbreviation stands for. For those of you who don’t know (shame on you) ADVs stand for ‘All Day Vape’ and is basically the E-Liquid or liquids that you have decided are your absolute favorites. Real hardcore vapers care little about trying new flavors or blends and are far more intent on obsessing about their ADVs than anything else. There’s just something about finding the flavor profile that gives you that satisfying vape which keeps you coming back for more. With that being said, the very most hardcore of vapers switch out their ADVs and discover new ones, as their vaping journey continues.
5: When You’re Out And See A Stranger Smoking, You Try To Convince Them That Vaping Is A Better Option
Every hardcore vaper has been there. Sitting in their favorite coffee shop, in the non-smoking section of course, sipping their cappuccino while enjoying a nice vape. For a hardcore vaper this scenario is pure bliss. He or she looks at the people sitting next to him, who are wondering why he’s sitting in the non-smoking section blowing huge dense clouds of ‘smoke’ into the air, while the vaper smugly proclaims if challenged, “I’m not smoking, I’m vaping!” If another patron or passer-by who is smoking a real cigarette even casts a glance in his direction, he’ll be sure to approach that person and try to convert them to vaping, even though they are a complete stranger. But he doesn’t care, as he couldn’t call himself a ‘hardcore vaper’ if he didn’t do this.
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